February 11, 2013 |
Developer Ken Goldenberg is hard to pin down. Like an object in perpetual motion, he pivots from one real estate project to another on any given day. He has eight significant developments going on throughout the region, including high-rise student housing next to Temple University, luxury carriage homes behind Haverford College, and a mixed-use project in the Graduate Hospital area. But one project clearly has the head of the Blue Bell-based Goldenberg Group excited.
December 10, 2004 |
Once upon a time, it was to be a glittering cinema and entertainment center, perched atop a 12-story parking garage overlooking the Vine Street Expressway. At other times, the site was to be a hotel. Or a health-care complex. Or a pharmaceutical company headquarters. Or the entertainment and parking annex of a Phillies ballpark. Or a place called "News Town" that would house the city's two major newspapers. All of these ideas grew into serious proposals that seemed workable for a time.
October 8, 2008 |
COMMUNITY GROUPS and city officials will meet tomorrow night to discuss the prospect of a casino coming to Market East. While some members of the community will argue "not in my backyard," and public officials will listen to community concerns and propose solutions, all will try to grapple with the uncertainty that comes with large-scale development. This is a familiar scenario, especially to those who worked to develop the Civic Vision for the Central Delaware, where the siting of two casinos threatened to derail the 13-month process completed in November that engaged more than 4,000 Philadelphians.
August 6, 1991 |
Ross Webber, a professor of management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, will teach a three-hour class tomorrow on how to be a courageous manager. Thursday and Friday, Florence Berger and Dennis Ferguson, associate professors at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration, will conduct classes on creative management. However, the three days of instruction are not being held on Penn's campus in Philadelphia or high above Cayuga's waters in Upstate New York.
November 30, 2007
Casinos Atlantic City Hilton Boston at the Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-347-7111. www.hiltonac.com . Tom Jones. $100. 11/30 9 pm. 12/1 8 pm. 12/2 7 pm. Melissa Manchester. $35. 12/6 7 pm. Bally's Atlantic City Park Place & The Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-340-2000. www.ballysac.com . Darren Romeo. $25. 12/1 7 & 10 pm. 12/2-12/3 7 pm. 12/4-12/6 3:30 & 7 pm. Comedy Stop at the Trop Brighton & the Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-822-7353. www.thecomedystop.
May 18, 2007 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Last year's tan had long faded away, and the waves were brisk with a pre-season chill. But finally, after the cool intervening months since last summer, the Pier Shops at Caesars is heating up. On its third-floor restaurant concourse, you can sit back in a wooden chaise-longue, grab a cocktail, and actually put your toes in the sand of the faux-beach that lines the windowed hall. Watching the waves crack below the Pier onto the beach from the comfort of this seaside mall was about the closest I've gotten to imagining a year-round summer.
July 31, 2013 |
PHL LOCAL GAMING wants you to know something: They're local. One of six bidders hoping to build Philly's second house of cards, the group has proposed Casino Revolution at Front Street and Packer Avenue, where 84-year-old Philly boy and "Tomato King" Joseph Procacci runs his national produce company. Procacci would be majority owner of the casino-hotel. Another local business giant, Walter Lomax Jr., would be part-owner. Procacci said at a news event yesterday that he wants to "transform" the desolate industrial corner of the city "from a warehouse district, and change it to an entertainment district" on a 25-acre plot.
April 10, 2012 |
With Philadelphia still facing an unacceptably high unemployment rate and continuing to search for revenue to fund core services, we should be welcoming new, revenue-generating employers to the city. Yet the recent revocation of Foxwoods' license to operate a casino here had some cheering the loss of a business that would be sure to create jobs and boost the economy. Recently released data show that a second Philadelphia casino would indeed be a boon to the economy. According to the state House Gaming Oversight Committee, another casino would add $144 million to $177 million in economic activity.
March 22, 1990 |
One big event in Atlantic City this spring has everyone nervous. The Taj Mahal, Donald Trump's $1.1 billion casino-hotel, opens its doors April 2, and celebrates a grand opening May 18 and 19 with Elton John. Everyone is nervous because the Taj Mahal will become Atlantic City's largest casino-hotel - the casino floor alone measures three acres - at a time when the number of gamblers coming to the city has leveled off. To break even, the Taj has to make gamblers lose more than $1 million each day. That means a variety of attractions designed to grab new gamblers - as well as taking them away from existing casinos.
May 15, 1987 |
What's in a name? Lawsuits and threatened lawsuits, if you're an Atlantic City casino. Consider: Bally Manufacturing, which owns Bally's Park Place in Atlantic City, yesterday held a big 1950s style pep rally for 3,000 employees of its newly purchased Golden Nugget casino to announce its new name for the property: Bally's Nugget. Bruce Levin, Golden Nugget general counsel, responded fast, telling the Atlantic City Press that the name is improper. He said Bally's purchase agreement specifies that it can't use the name Bally's Golden Nugget or anything similar on the casino it bought for $440 million.